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    Default Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Or so insinuates this piece in an Australian current affairs show, inclusive of footage showing terrorists at work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s189r6-tjDo

    I think the perfume industry bought them off, this is a ridiculous scare piece, and they showed legitimate knockoff scents (ie. 'if you like Kouros you'll love this xxx' labels) as fake, illegal scents.

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    I don't know bro, this looks like its more like an ad to buy retail...lolz which I do anyway.
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Can't wait til I get home so I can watch this.
    Australian News / Current Affairs shows are a joke!
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    Australian News / Current Affairs shows are a joke!
    They can't be worse than here in Los Angeles. The whole world outside of the Los Angeles basin could be suffering from fire, pestilence, and locusts. But that won't deter network news here from running a story about a dog's birthday party in Bel Air. It's damned embarrassing.

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    I don't have enough info to prove or dispute the links between terrorism and knock-off perfumes, but they do make two good points:

    1) The quality of the ingredients - I've known people who go for knock offs and who ended up with a terrible rash. If you're tight for money, buy reasonable and cheaper perfumes (which are available, and some of which are actually good) - but never ever buy knock-offs

    2) The smell - they're usually sickly sweet, and end up smelling rather sour.
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Not only does one support terrorists, but far far worse, in my opinion, is that when wearing them one demonstrates to the world at large either how olfactorily challenged one is, or how poor one's taste is.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Before I developed an interest for perfumes, I once bought an imitation of Polo. But the bottle did not try to imitate the real one.It was an honest imitation. I have nothing against this kind.

    It is only the Green Fritch Tweeds that should be banned.

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    Most retarded advertisement ever. Does anyone INTEND to buy a knock off fragrance? Does anyone search Creed on ebay hoping for knock offs? I thought the whole "buying drugs supports terrorism" was pathetic, but this brings it to an all new low, especially if you believe this bs.

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    Guess I should stop buying all those knockoffs I've been buying... don't want to see a Scud cruising across teh sky with my name on it... omfg that's the Scud javagreen unintentionally financed by buying all those knockoffs omfg


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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Have you tried NeoCon EdT? The smell of fear in a bottle.

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Fakes are really bad in Australia. Fragrances cost at times double the price of there so a gray/black market really thrives.

    The sad part is some look so really to the original that they are now not even passing them off as alternative but as real thing.

    I do know that Joop! Homme is the most counterfeited scent in AU right now.

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Despite all the previous mocking comments about the program, does it not strike anyone as it being somewhat less than coincidental that we often get odd isolated posts here about a scent having neglible longevity, that we know has pretty good longevity from our own and other people's reported experiences?

    Renato
    Last edited by Renato; 11th August 2008 at 02:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    That does not mean that it's fake, right? My Iris Silver Mist, bought from the SL store in Paris, stays with me for all of 1 hour even though everyone reports 12+ hours easily. MKK same story, I get 4 hours after that it's gone (to my nose, other ppl still smell it).
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Astaroth View Post
    They can't be worse than here in Los Angeles. The whole world outside of the Los Angeles basin could be suffering from fire, pestilence, and locusts. But that won't deter network news here from running a story about a dog's birthday party in Bel Air. It's damned embarrassing.

    Ha! So true!

    I remember moving here and being shocked at how bad the news was- one anchorbot read some story of the "Leaning Tower if Pizza (her pronunciation) FRANCE's most famous monument"

    Jeebus..

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Astaroth View Post
    They can't be worse than here in Los Angeles. The whole world outside of the Los Angeles basin could be suffering from fire, pestilence, and locusts. But that won't deter network news here from running a story about a dog's birthday party in Bel Air.
    How old was the dog?
    Renato

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    So if I want to support the Commies, which knock-off should I buy?
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Err, you ARE a yellow commie bastard, aren't you? :P
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    Indult Tihota & Rve en Cuir
    Chant d'Aromes extrait
    Vetiver pour Elle (5ml decant)


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    Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    Have you tried NeoCon EdT? The smell of fear in a bottle.

    Agree 100 %

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    Err, you ARE a yellow commie bastard, aren't you? :P
    One World, One Dream *big evil grin*
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    I do know that Joop! Homme is the most counterfeited scent in AU right now.
    Are the fakers getting desperate or something?

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    On a serious note, all knock offs, from wallets to purses to fragrances DO support child labor and all sorts of human rights offenses. The Chinese knock off industry often sees children working 18 hour days, sold into labor at an early age in order to make money for the families.

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Astaroth View Post
    They can't be worse than here in Los Angeles. The whole world outside of the Los Angeles basin could be suffering from fire, pestilence, and locusts. But that won't deter network news here from running a story about a dog's birthday party in Bel Air. It's damned embarrassing.
    If the people your news anchors interview are wearing shirts and still have a majority of their original teeth, then you guys don't have anything on Kansas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    Err, you ARE a yellow commie bastard, aren't you? :P
    From each according to their Givenchys and to each according to his Creeds.

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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    So, buying genuine scents = supporting "tourism"????I've been supporting tourism for a long time now.
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    Default Re: Buying knockoff scents = Supporting terrorism

    I can't lie. A couple years ago I got suckered into a Green Frich Tweed (and even threatened the sad bastard since I had his address).
    It now sits in the side pocket of my car as a somewhat decent, inoffensive scent that I spray in my car. People always compliment the scent of my car, so at least I can't be too angry about it.

    Sorry, guess I supported (robace) and some terrorists.
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